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Entrepreneurship Calendar

Entrepreneurship Calendar

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  1. Week of March 3, 2015

    1. Tuesday, March 3, 2015

      1.  2015 Summer Entrepreneurship Fellowship
      2. 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmInnovation Celebration 2015 - 10 year Anniversary Awards and Showcase

        Krannert Center Lobby

      3. 5:30 pmInnovation Celebration

        Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Lobby

      4. 5:35 pm - 8:30 pmInnovation Celebration 2015

        Krannert Center, lobby

    2. Wednesday, March 4, 2015

      1.  2015 Summer Entrepreneurship Fellowship: APPLICATIONS DUE
      2. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        University of Illinois Career Services


        Career Services Workshop: Finding the Right Candidate

        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820

    3. Friday, March 6, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmQuartet Performance: Sinfonia da Camera

        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820

    4. Saturday, March 7, 2015

      1. 8:00 amInventors and Entrepreneurs Symposium on the Prairie
  2. Week of March 8, 2015

    1. Monday, March 9, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmCozad New Venture Competition: MANDATORY WORKSHOP

        114 Transportation Building

        104 South Mathews Avenue
        Urbana, IL 61801

    2. Tuesday, March 10, 2015

      1.  Cozad New Venture Competition: MANDATORY WORKSHOP

        Date, time and location- TBD!

        **This workshop is for Cozad New Venture Competition Participants only.

        This workshop will cover market validation and size.

      2. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Tim Hoerr


        EIR Workshop: Essential Elements of Startup Excellence

        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820

    3. Wednesday, March 11, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmEnergy Roundtable

        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 220, 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign

      2. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmCozad New Venture Competition: MANDATORY WORKSHOP

        114 Transportation Building

        104 South Mathews Avenue
        Urbana, IL 61801

      3. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmSocialFuse

        Student Dining and Residential Programs (SDRP)- Ikenberry Commons

    4. Friday, March 13, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmPre-Pi Day Celebration and Networking

        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820

  3. Week of March 15, 2015

    1. Monday, March 16, 2015

      1.  Student Startup Madness

        South By Southwest

    2. Tuesday, March 17, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmCozad New Venture Competition: MANDATORY WORKSHOP

        B02 CSL; Auditorium in basement

        1308 West Main Street
        Urbana, IL 61801

    3. Wednesday, March 18, 2015

      1. 9:30 amAll Campus Career Fair
    4. Thursday, March 19, 2015

      1. 11:55 pmCozad New Venture Competition: DEADLINE to submit final materials
  4. Week of March 22, 2015

    1. Wednesday, March 25, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmCU Agile Special Interest Group

        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130

  5. Week of March 29, 2015

    1. Tuesday, March 31, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Jennifer Avery and Lily Huang from the International Student and Scholars Services at the University of Illinois


        Best Practices: Hiring International Students

        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820

  6. Week of April 1, 2015

    1. Thursday, April 2, 2015

      1.  Engineering Startup Career Fair
  7. Week of April 5, 2015

    1. Tuesday, April 7, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Elaine Gort


        USPTO Lunch Talk with Elain Gort

        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign

    2. Wednesday, April 8, 2015

      1. 4:30 pm - 7:00 pmResearch Park Career Fair

        John Deere Building (Z3), 2021 South First Street, Champaign, IL 61820

    3. Thursday, April 9, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Arun Bhatia, Senior Associate of IllinoisVENTURES


        Illinois Ventures Lunch Talk

        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign, IL 61820

    4. Friday, April 10, 2015

      1.  Cozad New Venture Competition: Chicago Mentoring Event
  8. Week of April 12, 2015

    1. Tuesday, April 14, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmEIR Workshop

        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820

    2. Wednesday, April 15, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmSBIR Workshop Series

        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign

    3. Thursday, April 16, 2015

      1.  Cozad New Venture Competition: DEADLINE to withdraw from competition
      2.  Cozad New Venture Competition: Pitch Presentations
  9. Week of April 19, 2015

    1. Wednesday, April 22, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmSBIR Workshop Series

        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign

      2. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmPitch Party

        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820

    2. Thursday, April 23, 2015

      1.  Cozad New Venture Competition: Networking Event
    3. Friday, April 24, 2015

      1. 8:00 amEntrepreneurship Forum

        Illini Union (various rooms)

      2.  Cozad New Venture Competition: Showcase and Finals

        NCSA Building

      3.  Entrepreneur Forum
  10. Week of April 26, 2015

    1. Monday, April 27, 2015

      1. All DayIndustrial Design Exhibition

        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820

    2. Tuesday, April 28, 2015

      1. All DayIndustrial Design Exhibition

        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820

    3. Wednesday, April 29, 2015

      1. All DayIndustrial Design Exhibition

        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820

      2. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmCU Agile Special Interest Group

        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130

      3. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmSBIR Workshop Series

        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign

    4. Thursday, April 30, 2015

      1. All DayIndustrial Design Exhibition

        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820

  11. Week of May 1, 2015

    1. Friday, May 1, 2015

      1. All DayIndustrial Design Exhibition

        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820

  12. Week of May 3, 2015

    1. Tuesday, May 5, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmCinco De Mayo Celebration & Networking

        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820

  13. Week of May 10, 2015

    1. Tuesday, May 12, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmEIR Workshop

        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820

  14. Week of May 24, 2015

    1. Wednesday, May 27, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmCU Agile Special Interest Group

        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130

    2. Friday, May 29, 2015

      1. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFire at Five Bonfire and Happy Hour
  15. Week of June 1, 2015

    1. Tuesday, June 2, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
    2. Thursday, June 4, 2015

      1.  ELLC Roundtable

        Gainesville Florida, University of Florida

    3. Friday, June 5, 2015

      1.  ELLC Roundtable

        Gainesville Florida, University of Florida

  16. Week of June 7, 2015

    1. Tuesday, June 9, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmEIR Workshop

        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820

      2. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
  17. Week of June 14, 2015

    1. Tuesday, June 16, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
  18. Week of June 21, 2015

    1. Tuesday, June 23, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
    2. Friday, June 26, 2015

      1. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFire at Five Bonfire and Happy Hour
  19. Week of June 28, 2015

    1. Tuesday, June 30, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
  20. Week of July 5, 2015

    1. Tuesday, July 7, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
  21. Week of July 12, 2015

    1. Tuesday, July 14, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
  22. Week of July 19, 2015

    1. Monday, July 20, 2015

      1. All DayTTS North America

        The UIC Forum

        725 West Roosevelt Road

        Chicago, IL 60608

    2. Tuesday, July 21, 2015

      1. All DayTTS North America

        The UIC Forum

        725 West Roosevelt Road

        Chicago, IL 60608

      2. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
    3. Wednesday, July 22, 2015

      1.  Midwest Engineering Entrepreneurship Network (M.E.E.N.)

        West Lafayette, Indiana- Purdue University

    4. Thursday, July 23, 2015

      1.  Midwest Engineering Entrepreneurship Network (M.E.E.N.)

        West Lafayette, Indiana- Purdue University

    5. Friday, July 24, 2015

      1.  Midwest Engineering Entrepreneurship Network (M.E.E.N.)

        West Lafayette, Indiana- Purdue University

  23. Week of July 26, 2015

    1. Tuesday, July 28, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
    2. Friday, July 31, 2015

      1. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFire at Five Bonfire and Happy Hour
  24. Week of August 2, 2015

    1. Thursday, August 6, 2015

      1. 4:30 pm - 6:30 pmIntern Awards Picnic
  25. Week of August 23, 2015

    1. Friday, August 28, 2015

      1. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFire at Five Bonfire and Happy Hour
  26. Week of September 20, 2015

    1. Friday, September 25, 2015

      1. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFire at Five Bonfire and Happy Hour
  27. Week of October 4, 2015

    1. Wednesday, October 7, 2015

      1.  Share the Vision Reception

        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign

    2. Thursday, October 8, 2015

      1. All DayShare the Vision 2015

        iHotel Conference Center and EnterpriseWorks

  28. Week of October 25, 2015

    1. Friday, October 30, 2015

      1. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFire at Five Bonfire and Happy Hour

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